(1) In these Regulations:
"Act" means the Product Stewardship (Oil) Act 2000 .
"base oil" means an oil that is free from contaminants or additives and to which other substances may be added for a particular application.
"independent laboratory" means a laboratory that:
(a) is independent of the person making the claim for product stewardship (oil) benefit; and
(b) operates at arm's length from the person; and
(c) has appropriate facilities, resources and expertise to conduct the tests necessary for the purposes of Schedule 1.
"re-refined--" see subregulation (2).
(2) For the purposes of these Regulations, a used oil has been re-refined if it has been restored to the condition of a base oil:
(a) by either:
(i) thin film evaporation; or
(ii) vacuum distillation;
followed by either:
(iii) solvent extraction; or
(iv) hydrofinishing; or
(b) by another process approved for this subregulation by the Minister as being:
(i) consistent with the objects of the Act; and
(ii) similar in purpose and effect to the processes mentioned in paragraph (a).